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Hayali Sermaye: Popüler Kültürde ve Gündelik Yaşamda Finansallaşma
Çağımızda finans sektörünün işlemleri dünyanın ekonomik faaliyetlerinin çok büyük bir kısmını oluşturuyor. Ancak bu sektörün birincil ürünü ve aracı maddi değil, spekülatif. Finansal varlıkların neredeyse tamamı hayali, ama hayali olmaları gerçekdışı oldukları anlamına gelmiyor. Hayali finans varlıkları dünyası ile sözde gerçek ekonomi arasına net bir çizgi çekmek de artık ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published November 8th 2016 by Koç University Press
(first published July 30th 2014)
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Jan 22, 2019 Wendy Liu rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
this book is unexpectedly great. it's 5 years old, so it it does feel a bit dated, as it predates the rise of left-wing political movements in the last few years (which might challenge some of the book's conclusions) and, more trivially, the emergence of Pokemon Go (there's a whole chapter on Pokemon and financialisation). it's definitely an academic book, with the sorts of citations and stylistic tics you'd expect, but it's one of the most readable (and enjoyable) academic books i've ever read. ...more
Stupidly good, and worth it for the reading of the "pokeconomy" alone. I need to read more academic criticism about Pokemon, although this critique, rather than putting me off the game, really made me want to go play Pokemon again. Like when I walked out of supersize me and straight into McDonalds.
Max Haiven is Canada Research Chair in Culture, Media and Social Justice at Lakehead University in Northwest Ontario and director of the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL). He writes articles for both academic and general audiences and is the author of the books Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power: Capitalism, Creativity and the Commons (2014), The Radical Imagination: Social Movement ...more